The artificial grass is a sterile environment . However, over time it is possible that wind borne debris might deposit enough nutrients within the infill to support a small number of insects. Even so, this will always be a lot less than what happens with natural grass.
Yes, our turf is manufactured using the highest quality resins possible and can stand up to UV rays. If it makes sense for your situation, we highly recommend the ProGreen Cool Turf system, which utilizes organic infill that mirrors the temperature of natural grass.
The backing system that a turf has is extremely important. Using a turf, such as ProLawn, with a 100% permeable backing system will help limit exposure to moisture accumulation that may lead to mold, mildew, or odors.
The most common materials to use as a sub-base are ¾” AB or Class II road base. This material is specified as a ¾” minus material and compact to roughly 95%. It is very absorbent and percolates quickly. In some situations, a leveling layer of ¼” minus or Decomposed Granite may be used to compensate for the larger aggregate in the ¾” material.
The area, the product, the installation, and the intended use are all weighted factors in this equation. High quality artificial turf may last up to 25 years under optimal circumstances. The turf comes with a 15 year manufacturer warranty.
Pets love ProLawn’s turf. Waste material can be scooped up or hosed down to remove. With ProLawn’s 100% permeable backing system, water washes through the turf and down into the base material. In very warm climates, artificial turf can become hot in direct sunlight. In pet areas, shade structures are recommended for this purpose.
Yes, it will need to be matched when you install it.
Under heavy traffic, any long pile turf/carpet will show signs of matting. Stepping stones or concrete in the high traffic area can reduce wear.
Yes. This is an ideal application as it keeps grass clippings, and therefore, chemicals from expediting the deterioration of the pool equipment.
The function of sand in turf is weight. It help prevent the turf from expanding and contracting with temperature changes. Sand is also chemically inert and fire resistant.
Clean, permanent, professional borders are recommended to finish turf edges. Concrete curbing or Wood-Flex Polypropylene bender boards are great for this use. Try to make sure that your border will last as long as the turf.
Although the up-front cost of installation can be more than natural, this excess is easily recovered over the life of the grass when you consider the long-term costs of irrigation and drainage systems, mowing, fertilizing, watering, aerating, and over-seeding. Cost may vary by region and can be determined by scheduling a free estimate.
An aggregate sub-base is recommended to keep the area level and compacted. This aggregate base is also valuable for drainage. Most natural soils will not compact or absorb as well as an aggregate base.
It is not terribly difficult. We recommend practicing on some scrap before you take on your project. Using a carpet knife or carpet shaper can make things much more accurate, fast, and easy.
The weight of silica sand helps to hold the turf down. Sand or a similar substitute is recommended in all landscape turfs, especially in high traffic areas. The grass should also be spiked using landscape staples or galvanized spikes.
We keep the majority of our styles in stock. If you need something that is not in stock we can usually have it within a week. If you choose to have the project professionally installed, you may need to plan on about a 3 week lead time.
Yes. Keep in mind that in warmer climates, the turf can get hot in direct sunlight. Always check turf before letting children make contact with the turf with bare skin.
Strangely the answer is yes. The sand infill can provide a hydroponic environment for the seeds to root. However, the backing we use for the artificial grass is strong enough to prevent the roots growing through to the soil. This means that any weeds can easily be brushed away with a leaf rake.
Lawns and landscaping are the most common uses. Sports playing surfaces are also very popular from tennis courts to putting greens to soccer fields. There are many other uses, for instance: dog runs and backyard patios.
As in any industry, not all turf products or installation companies are created equal. ProLawn Turf stands head and shoulders above the competition in each of these three important areas. ProLawn’s unique products, proven installation process, and master trained personnel have earned them a reputation for being amongst the best in the country.